PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Simon Nield, president of JENSEN USA, based here, reports that long-time employee Norbert Gittard has retired.
“It is with great pleasure, yet heavy heart, that we announce the retirement of a 35-year laundry industry veteran, Mr. Norbert Gittard, VP of sales and .arketing for JENSEN USA,” says Nield.
Gittard spent his entire 35-year laundry industry career with JENSEN, starting when JENSEN USA was named Central Finishing Systems. He began as parts manager, with promotions to parts and service manager, VP of operations, ending his career as VP of sales and marketing.
JENSEN USA says he was an integral part of the growth of the business into one of the leading suppliers of industrial laundry equipment in North America.
Gittard has served on a variety of industry councils over the years and attended many of the industry’s major meetings and conventions; quite often with his lovely, Connie.
“On behalf of all at JENSEN-GROUP, we would like to express our gratitude to Norbert for the dedication and passion he exhibited year after year,” the company says. “You will be missed.”